Skip to comments.U.S. drug war has met none of its goals (War on Drugs is a Big Government® failure)
Posted on 05/13/2010 9:11:14 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
MEXICO CITY (AP) After 40 years, the United States' war on drugs has cost $1 trillion and hundreds of thousands of lives, and for what? Drug use is rampant and violence even more brutal and widespread.
Even U.S. drug czar Gil Kerlikowske concedes the strategy hasn't worked.
"In the grand scheme, it has not been successful," Kerlikowske told The Associated Press. "Forty years later, the concern about drugs and drug problems is, if anything, magnified, intensified."
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White House propaganda dutifully reported by the AP.
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Yeah, and in Breaking News, everything the government has ever done has always been a blithering hi-cost failure. (Military Excepted!!
Now, welcome to five days of postal service to bring you your new ObamaaCare monthly invoice!
Government is a big government failure
Kerlikowske was about as worthless a POS chief of police imaginable. Illegal aliens...no biggie. Aggressive bums assaulting people downtown....too bad. Riots in the streets...we can’t do anything. Fags buggering each other in teh parks...its their civil rights. Graffiti....who cares. Make an ‘inappropriate’ comment about someone...OFF WITH YOUR HEAD.
Don’t hang your hat on what this asshole has to say.
How’s that “War on Poverty” thing coming along? We’ve spent trillions on that also. Haven’t heard anything about it lately with the ‘RATS now controlling the country. I guess we must have won because the ‘RATS are now wanting to import more poverty. We’ve got a poverty shortage.
War on Drugs is amazing!
I Live MA, HEROIN is a phone call away.
Cocaian? The same.
If i wanna do it i can.
The “war” is not here.
I do not hang my hat on what he’s saying. My hat’s hung on the evidence, the illegal activities of our “LEOs” and the Constitution, NONE of which lend support to any continuation of the War on Some Drugs or what it’s done to and cost our society in terms of lives ruined, treasure dissipated foolishly and families torn asunder because a bunch of nameless, faceless jackbooted scumbag drug “warriors” can’t get it through their heads that they have NO Constitutional authority to even EXIST. (Especially when said “warriors” couldn’t hold their water for even five seconds if they ever went up against a REAL warrior. Against unarmed citizens and the occasional illegal, they are really Billy Badass, though, aren’t they?)
It seems to me this is one of the very few things the Obama Admin. has gotten somewhat right. People on this site claim to understand market capitalism. One of capitalism's basic tenets is that the supply of any commodity will grow to meet demand.
Sure enough, as the insatiable U.S. demand for drugs has grown over the past 40 years, so has the supply. Farmers who could be growing food for the people in Afghanistan, Colombia, Mexico and other drug-producing countries are growing opium poppies, coca and marijuana instead. Most of it goes directly to the lucrative U.S. market by any means necessary. That brings crime, violence and murderous drug gangs.
If the American demand for dangerous drugs is not reduced the supply will grow ever larger, with terrible consequences for America. It's time to begin attacking the sickness, not the symptoms.
Well, you can vote for Arnold, Or Kucinich, or Paul. Them’s some real he men for ya.
I agree with your post #9.
Recreational drug abuse is a vice, and a foul one, but the ‘war on drugs’ is an abject failure in virtually every analysis.
Well, dang, why don’t we just legalize drugs that will sure solve the problem!
And overindulging in ANY intoxicant may even be sinful, but since when is SIN the province of secular government?
Well, the War on Poverty is an even bigger failure. If we’re going to throw in the towel, let’s start with that one.
The wod is a classic example of mental illness. Keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different response. What person with a triple digit IQ still supports the biggest waste of tax money this side of the entitlement monoliths?
There, fixed it for you. Somehow the republic managed to stagger on with drugs legal right up to about 1913 or 1914, when different ethnic groups were targeted by government for demonization and control. Chinese were users of smokable opium, for example, so their intoxicant of choice was demonized by the oft repeated claim that Chinese men would lure white women into their opium dens, get them high on opium and then debauch them. The American Medical Association was adamant that outlawing drugs was NOT medically indicated and could cause serious problems of its own. But they were ignored by a Congress too interested in asserting more and more control over the lives of others... sort of what they are doing yet to this day. (And recall that the very Progressive Democrat, Woodrow Wilson, he who segregated the armed forces, which had been integrated to that point, was President and was both anxious to HAVE this control AND very intolerant of the "lesser" races.) Some justification for your war on some drugs, huh?
I did vote for Dr. Paul in the primaries, even registering as a Pubbie so I could. But why do I need a “he-man” when all I want is for government to LEAVE ME ALONE? I want government out of EVERYTHING it does that is not specifically allowed by the tenth amendment. If you want government to regulate others’ lives in the areas YOU find it agreeable for them to do so, what makes you one whit different from Obambi or Pelousy? Or the late, unlamented Teddy “No Pants” Kennedy?
It’s worse than that. It was (and is) a shining example of the Progressive/Liberal mindset, bought hook, line and sinker by some who call themselves “Conservative.” (Of course they might be Conservative in the way that Churchill described them when he said that “A Liberal’s job is to make mistakes and a Conservative’s job is to prevent the mistakes from being righted>” (Paraphrasing)
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